Welcome to Newfriars College.

Newfriars College provides outstanding education, care and specialist support for young people aged 16 – 25 with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities. We currently have over 150 learners on roll. The College provides a highly differentiated programme of study for young people with flexible, bespoke and personalised courses which allow our learners to develop skills which will help them to prepare for adulthood, access the wider community, develop independent living skills and move into further education or employment. We offer a holistic learning environment with specially trained staff and resources to best support the needs of our young people. We continuously strive to “Transform the lives of Young People with Special Needs through Collaboration, Innovation, Partnership and Celebration”.

Our vision is to be a first-class provider of academic, personal and social achievement; where the college team work in partnership with our learners and their families to ensure they receive outstanding education and care. A centre of excellence for learning, preparation for adulthood and research.


Our Values which underpin everything that we do are to be:


Inspire - We listen, We encourage, we are positive, We motivate. 

Inclusive  - We are a team, We are fair, We believe in equal opportunity, We work in partnership

Supportive - We are caring, We are respectful, We are friendly, We are Compassionate. 

Innovative  - We are enthusiastic,  We take risks, We are creative, We  are experts

Evolving - We have a passion to be the best at everything we do, We embrace change, We are ambitious.

Latest news

Jun 20, 2019

Georgia Turner speaks to Alice and Ashley from Newfriars College all about Project SEARCH

Mar 26, 2019

Project SEARCH students steal the show. On the 16th January 2019 UHNM Project SEARCH undertook its second term programme...

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Spring Term 2019
Term Starts: Monday January 7th

Half Term Holiday: Monday February 18th - Friday February 22nd

Inset Day: Friday March 29th

Term Ends: Friday April 12th

Easter Holiday Monday 15th  - Friday April 26th

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